A ‘banned’ bottle of Irn-Bru is up for auction
The makers of Irn-Bru, the famous Scottish soft drink which may or may not contain actual girders, were forced to change its recipe in 2018 after a government levy on sugar was introduced. Now, a Glasgow-based seller has listed a rare example of pre-prohibition merch on Ebay for £250 (or best offer). The limited-edition glass bottle, decorated with an illustration of Rabbie Burns, is thought to have been created to mark Burns Night 2017, and has an expiry date of January 2018. Payments can be split into 24 instalments of £12 per month via PayPal Credit, although the seller is entrusting the delivery to Royal Mail 2nd Class. At the time of writing, four Ebay users were watching the auction. [Guardian]
And in other news...
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- Meanwhile, the jury’s still out on the sprouts in this one. [Instagram]
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- Donald Trump had tea with Prince Charles yesterday. According to some reports he arrived late and only stayed for 15 minutes (which is still plenty of time to get through an entire pack of Duchy Originals chocolate biscuits, in Eater’s experience). [Vanity Fair]
- Good tweet:
My sister said Melania Trump always looks like she’s trying to read the chippie menu and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since pic.twitter.com/Sw1VwgXXgK— Laura (@ElleEmSee) December 2, 2019